Program Officer, Community and Home Based Care/OVC Program

Pact, an international NGO based in Washington, DC, aims to build the capacity of local organizations to meet pressing social needs in HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, and other sectors in dozens of countries around the world.
Pact Viet Nam’s program is currently focused on supporting the national HIV/AIDS response. They provide USAID funding, technical assistance, and capacity building services support to NGOs implementing prevention, care and treatment interventions, as well as policy-level initiatives. They are seeking a talented national individual to join their dynamic team in Ha Noi in the roles of:
Program Officer, Community and Home Based Care/OVC Program

Under the supervision and direction of the Program Manager, the Program Officer is responsible for providing management and technical support to Pact sub-partners: providing training and mentoring to build capacity, improve program quality and ensure compliance with donor requirements.  S/he will work with others on the Pact team to develop and operationalize monitoring and quality assurance/improvement tools, processes and systems to ensure Pact sub-partners implement quality programs. 
Desired Education, skills and qualities:
- Medical degree or Masters degree in public health or a related social science
- Minimum of 3 years HIV/AIDS programming experience or related field. Experience with child focused or community based program is preferable
- Familiarity with the full continuum of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programming
- Experience in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
- Proven professional experience in some of following areas:
Community-based care and support for PLHIV and their families
Support programming for orphaned and vulnerable children  (OVC)
Palliative care
Case management or social work
Prevention with Positive People
Psychosocial support to disadvantaged children

- A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast-paced environment
- Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage a variety of activities concurrently
- Ability to communicate technical issues effectively and persuasively
- Demonstrated ability to build partnerships with civil society organizations (local NGOs, CBOs)
- Experience with training, facilitation and mentoring skills
- Advanced spoken and written English
- Good writing and presentation skills
- Experience working in an international NGO context and managing programs funded by U.S. Government or other bilateral or UN donors a strong plus

Pact Viet Nam offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package.
All applications must include (1) a letter explaining why you are interested and how you are suitable and (2) a curriculum vitae.  Applications should also include a relevant writing sample of no more than 5 pages in English (e.g., excerpt from a report, article, or proposal).
Please email your application to [email protected] no later than January 5, 2010
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Please do not make phone calls. To obtain a detailed job description for any position, please send your request to [email protected]

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
PACT Vietnam
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2011-01-05